Once upon an email discussion, Dave said:
> > Who's policing a dark, smelly anatomy lab at 0200? >
To which I replied:
A similar lack of these patrols in my college led to a collection of towering pyramid structures arising during the wee hours of any exam week. The college had a load of alleged ‘furniture’ items which were essentially plywood boxes, about 3'x3'x2', covered in this ugly bright orange fuzzy material, presumably so they'd be far too highly visible to get ‘borrowed’ by students. (This aspect of their design did not work, by the way; most students can and will snag anything that's not nailed down - and anything that can be prised up is not nailed down (who said this?). James and I once constructed a pyramid from these that went all the way up the ceiling. In fact, we built it so tall, we couldn't stand the last box up as we'd done with the others; instead, we had to lay it flat. It required us to make several trips to fetch boxes including taking one up in the lift. You can get away with bringing about ANYTHING in a lift, as long as you behave as if (a) it's perfectly normal and (b) it's nothing to do with you. The UberPyramid was pretty neat, but after a while some random idiot/s knocked the entire thing to the ground.
|Waider||"There's a lot we don't know about pyramids."